Quach appointed interim police chief

Billy Quach picCity Manager Patrick West has named Commander Billy Quach, a 22-year veteran of the Long Beach Police Department (LBPD), to be interim police chief.
Quach’s new role is effective Friday, Oct. 23 and will continue until West appoints a new chief to replace former Chief Anthony Batts, who recently resigned to lead the City of Oakland Police Department. That process is expected to take approximately three months.
Quach was promoted to his current rank in January 2003 and was assigned to the Youth Services Division. In July 2004, he was named a division commander and has served in the East, West and, currently, the North Division, where he is responsible for all patrol-related operations and community issues, including resident and business matters.
Quach began his career with the LBPD in 1987 and has worked a variety of assignments, including communications, sex crimes, child abuse, vice, and in all four patrol divisions.
Quach holds a master’s degree in Public Administration and a bachelor of science degree in Criminal Justice from California State University, Long Beach. He is a graduate of the FBI National Academy, West Point Leadership Program, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Supervisory Leadership Institute and the USC Delinquency Control Institute. He also has received the Professional Achievement Award from the California Police Officers Association.